Friday 7 August 2020

Picure by D's foster brother, aged 11


The day had finally come 

Just over a year after we had made our initial enquiry, and attended a fostering information session, we were awaiting the arrival of our first child. It had been a busy year, being assessed, trained and then finally going to panel to be approved as Foster Carers.

Tuesday 14 July 2020


One year on, Foster Carer Sarah tells us how she, her husband and her two children became a fostering family...


Tell us a little bit about you as a fostering family.

We started fostering just over a year ago and about a year before that we started the assessment process. We’re a family of four; myself, my husband and our two children who are currently 11 and 7 (they were10 and 6 when we started). We’ve just finished our first placement, which lasted just over a year. The child has now moved on to his forever home.

Thursday 14 May 2020

Becoming a foster carer is a big decision and we know that simply getting in touch to enquire about the process can be a big step. It may have taken a number of years and a lot of careful consideration and research. Here, we look at each stage of the assessment; from enquiry to approval, step-by-step.

Monday 13 January 2020

All too often, people disqualify themselves from making big changes in their lives. Sometimes it’s down to fear of change, and sometimes its because of false beliefs or misinformation about why something is not possible.

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Foster Carer Daniel and his partner Mark have been fostering together for 7 years. Dogs have always been part of their fostering family and they play a valuable role in helping to settle the children they care for, as well as introducing them to boundaries, routine and responsibility.